|Question||What is required in the seventh commandment?|
|Answer||The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own and our neighbor's chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.1|
The Baptist Catechism Set to Music
Benjamin Beddome’s Exposition
Is it our duty to keep our bodies pure?
We must possess our vessels in sanctification and honour, and not in the lust of concupiscence,
1 Thessalonians 4:4
Should our thoughts be chaste?
Lust not after her beauty in thine heart,
And in words?
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,
And our behaviour?
Having a chaste conversation coupled with fear,
1 Peter 3:2
Should we be careful of our own chastity?
We must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness both of flesh and spirit,
2 Corinthians 7:1
And of that of others?
And it came to pass as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he harkened not unto her to lie by her,
Should we for this purpose keep a strict watch over our senses?
I made a covenant with mine eyes,
And study the rules of sobriety and temperance?
I keep under my body and bring it into subjection,
1 Corinthians 9:27
And addict ourselves to some lawful calling?
Thus Joseph went into the house to do his business,
And avoid loose and wanton company?
Come not nigh the door of her house,
And if other means prove ineffectual should we marry?
If they cannot contain let them marry,
1 Corinthians 7:9
Is it therefore a sin in the papists to forbid marriage to the clergy?
Forbidding to marry,
1 Timothy 4:3
The Westminster Larger Catechism
|Question||What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?|
|Answer||The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections,1 words,2 and behavior;3 and the preservation of it in ourselves and others;4 watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses;5 temperance,6 keeping of chaste company,7 modesty in apparel;8 marriage by those that have not the gift of continency,9 conjugal love,10 and cohabitation;11 diligent labor in our callings;12 shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto.13|